Sunday, March 20, 2016

Saki 156: Parents

Here's a curious fact about this chapter: a character called 藤白七実 (Fujishiro Nanami) is briefly mentioned. This is the first time this name appears in the manga. However, in the Achiga-hen anime, episode 12, about 2 minutes into the episode Sera is scrolling through a list of names on a tablet. At the very top of the list, Senriyama's highest ranked player from 2 years ago is also Fujishiro Nanami. Her rating (2629) is much higher than the other players so she must have been Senriyama's super ace and still... well, you'll see if you read the chapter.
Saki ch156 (Mega)
Saki ch156 (Mediafire)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saki 155: Shouka

The title for this chapter (証果, "shouka") is a very specific, very obscure Buddhist term that means "to attain a state of enlightenment as a result of your training". It's a clear reference to Shizuno. I decided it was better to just leave it untranslated and put an explanatory note. This is a different term than the common way to say "enlightenment" in Buddhism, which is  菩提 "bodhi".

The flashback scene in this chapter was already shown (for the most part) in chapters 19 and 20 of Achiga-hen.